A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a small speech on the topic of ‘Proverb’.
Google defines the term ‘proverb’ to be “a short, well-known pithy saying, stating a general truth or piece of advice.”
Wikipedia puts this a bit more elaborately. It states “A proverb is a simple and insightful, traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language.”
So yes, proverbs are witty in nature. Their meaning would often not be easy to unpack at first glance. It would almost always have a deeper meaning within, very likely delivered by someone or something wise!
At some point in life or the other, we must all have surely heard of some proverb or the other. Some of them would include ‘All that glitters is not gold’, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’, and ‘A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’.